The City has joined with local service clubs to create a Youth Commission to provide a voice for Paramount's high schoolers to express their concerns, learn about programs and initiatives available to them, and help foster a sense of community spirit.
The Paramount Youth Commission will feature 15 unpaid volunteer members who are enrolled as Paramount High School students in the 9th through 12th grades or are Paramount residents that attend non-PUSD schools in those same grades.
California is still in a drought and Paramount still has measures in place for residents to save water. (Overall, since 2013, our numbers are down approximately 12%.)California is still in a drought and Paramount still has measures in place for residents to save water. (Overall, since 2013, our numbers are down approximately 12%.)
* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays and Thursdays from April through October.
* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays from November through March.
* Water run-off from lawns and landscaping is prohibited.
* Hosing down paved surfaces is not permitted.
To see the City's latest Recreation Newsletter covering activities and events for the fall, click here. Included is information about how to register for classes online (as well as a list of available classes), details about youth sports and offerings for seniors, adult programming and homework help for students at the Spane Park Community Learning Resource Center, and transportation options in Paramount.
The Paramount Farmers Market is open every Friday at Progress Park from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 15500 Downey Ave.
It features fresh fruits and vegetables, and a variety of other food items. Vendors also accept EBT.
There is plenty of parking and Progress Park is a stop for the Easy Rider shuttle. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.
STAR (Success Through Academics & Recreation) is a free after-school program, a collaboration between the City (which provides staff) and the Paramount Unified School District (which provides the space).
STAR provides an academi¬cally rich environment through homework help and literacy enhancement. The program also promotes healthy living with physical activities.
It operates every day of the week in each PUSD K-8 school from the final bell of the school day until 6:00 p.m. The program is paid for with State of California After School Education & Safety (ASES) grant funds.
Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at www.cityofparamount.smugmug.com.
We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!
A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit www.youtube.com/cityofparamount.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held a Town Hall meeting at the Paramount Park Community Center on Tuesday, August 16 that provided information on local air quality. To view the PowerPoint presentation that was given at the meeting, please click here. Then click on the "8-16-16 Paramount Town Hall Meeting" PDF.
On January 28, 2016, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.
Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website.